Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University and Chattogram University of Bangladesh are exploring possibilities of jointly collaborating in academic and research activities.
A two-member SOA delegation led by pro-chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Amit Banerjee which visited Chattogram University this week also took part in a special programme organised by the university to mark the International Women’s Day.
Prof. Banerjee, who was a special guest at the programme, spoke on the long standing relationship between India and Bangladesh while highlighting the opportunities available at SOA for higher education.
Prof. Shireen Akhtar, the first woman vice-chancellor of the university and registrar Prof. SM Monirul Hassan also spoke in the function. Prof. Hassan said both SOA and Chattogram University were exploring the possibilities of jointly pursuing academic and research programmes.
Prof. Nachieketa K. Sharma, SOA’s director of University Outreach Programme, who also spoke at the event drew appreciation for his recitation of a poem by Rabindranath Tagore on woman.
Prof. Banerjee and Prof. Sharma also visited Dhaka University and held discussion with its vice-chancellor Prof. (Dr.) A.M. Akhtaruzzaman. Prof. Sharma also called on Mr. Atiur Rehman, editor of one of Bangladesh’s major newspapers ‘Protham Alo’ and Magasaysay award winning journalist.